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#1 Peter Wilding

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:04 PM

I'm thrilled that Chris has given approval now to let out of the bag that we are doing BRAND NEW water for FEX.

We have changed the shader, the OHF bump maps and coral textures.

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#2 The_Judge

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:11 PM

I'd say the results speak for themselves, very impressive :lol:

#3 ollyau

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:13 PM

Looking good!

Can't wait to test this!

Great work!

#4 RBV

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:19 PM

That looks amazing.  :lol:

#5 Gizmo

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:26 PM

Looks really nice peter great work

Looks like it from the first shot but Please tell me you guys off that silly milky moon lighting while you were at it?
& i hope you'll be keeping the DX10 White caps or maybe adding them to DX9 for all the non vista folk?

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#6 JetBlast

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:28 PM

I smell some awesomeness here !

#7 Peter Wilding

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:31 PM

Thanks guys, we really appreciate your support and comment. Right now Chris and I are getting the update ready and working on screen shots here.

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:56 PM

Very well done Sir's  :lol:   :lol: will this be a complete reinstall or update ?

Regards, Rich

#9 Peter Wilding

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 06:00 PM

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#10 Chris Norris

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 06:50 PM

Thanks Rich :-) it's basically just as an update at the moment. We will do a complete build for Flight1 in the coming days so rather than updating FEX 1.0.3.0 to FEX 1.0.4.2 then now to FEX 1.0.5.5 it will mean just one download and one installation.

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:10 PM

Thanks Chris, those last shots are even better, great job, can't wait, will this work with REX or do we have to choose between the two, thank you.

Regards, Rich

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:33 PM

It looks spectacular! Great job guys.

#13 Peter Wilding

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:52 PM

View Postrsvette1234, on Jun 20 2008, 02:10 AM, said:

Thanks Chris, those last shots are even better, great job, can't wait, will this work with REX or do we have to choose between the two, thank you.

Regards, Rich

You have to make a choice Rich. We are offering a 30 day money back if you try and don't like it.  :lol:

View PostEdric, on Jun 20 2008, 02:33 AM, said:

It looks spectacular! Great job guys.

Thanks Edric,

We've been holding back a lot of shots such as new water. We are so pleased people like it and I trust now people can see this update is much more than just clouds.

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:59 PM

No problem Chris I all ready own FEX    :lol: and will continue to use it and use REX all the better best of both worlds.  :lol:

Regards, Rich

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#15 Peter Wilding

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 10:10 PM

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#16 LeadBalloon

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 02:53 AM

Beautiful NATURAL looking water - I find 80% of the flying I do is around the British coastline, so this 'floats-my-boat' almost as much as the sky and terrain environment.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:04 AM

This looks fantastic, Peter: thanks for the screenshots. I, like Leadballoon, do most of my FSX flying around the British coast, so this will transform my channel hops! Looks like this will be well and truly worth the wait.  :lol:

#18 Peter Wilding

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:54 PM

http://www.flightenv....com/index.html

Follow the links. The update is now out.

The water elements will be added next week with luck.

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#19 Peter Wilding

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 07:47 AM

View Postsynecdoche, on Jun 20 2008, 02:04 PM, said:

This looks fantastic, Peter: thanks for the screenshots. I, like Leadballoon, do most of my FSX flying around the British coast, so this will transform my channel hops! Looks like this will be well and truly worth the wait.  :lol:

Glad to hear it guys. I love flying over water myself. It's one of the big wow factors to me.

A couple more shots from a more recent shader and wave we are working on. You should get this in another update within the next few days. I should point out that these shots are of shaders and maps still being tested and developed. I made 20 odd wave maps in the past few hours so it's not hard work to make these. If there is anything you don't like it's going to be very easy for us to give you a lot of choice and control things like reflections and how much of a shine the water has on it.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 07:49 AM

Some of those last shots look a bit too cling-filmy and shiny for my liking.

Some of the other ones look very natural though -- just not all of them look that realistic IMO. :lol: